Monday, 1 October 2012

Witch Crag by Kate Cann

Synopsis (from Goodreads)

Pages: 382
Publisher: Scholastic
Released: 4th of October 2012

In a tribe where basic survival is the only priority, Kita must make a choice: to accept arranged marriages and being treated with less value than sheep, or escape and journey to the place that even the strongest men fear with their lives — Witch Crag.

But a common threat is facing the witches and sheepmen alike. The tribes must somehow overcome their prejudices and join together if they are to win a war that threatens to destroy everything they hold as good.

What I Have to Say

The societies in this book were so well written! The contrast in them and the way they were formed was so believable and made the book so enjoyable to read and believable. 

The sheep society is obviously one of the ones that really stands out The way they resemble the creatures they tend to, the stubborn way of living they have along with the malleable heard-like nature of them, resembles sheep, which I think is a pretty cool parallel to make. 

The societies formed are really based on survival. Different people survive in different ways and each different society is formed to reflect that. Whether it's the sheep-like practicality, the city's scavengers or the witches' more communal style of living, it's all believable. 

This book is really worth reading. Just exploring the different societies is interesting. I can't wait to hear more from this author! 


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